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Veterinarian / Practice Manager


Dr Lauren Goode graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2008. In her years of practice she has worked in small animal private practice in several clinics around Brisbane. Lauren enjoys the daily challenges and variety that being a small animal veterinarian brings, and has developed an interested in internal medicine and dentistry.

Outside of her work life, Lauren loves to travel, and in the last couple of years has been lucky enough to visit Nepal and most recently South America. She enjoys camping, live music, cooking, browsing antique shops and playing touch football and a little basketball. Lauren also fills her spare time with her beautiful (if a little quirky) adopted border collie, Stella, who she shares with her parents.




Dr Trudy Hinds graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons I) from the University of Queensland in 1996.  She joined Dr Gordon at Rochedale Vet Surgery in 1998 and enjoyed many great years with the great team at Rochedale Vet until 2006 when an opportunity for practice ownership changed her direction.  Seven short years later, another change of direction in the form of one gorgeous son followed by another saw her enjoying a completely different career as a Mum instead.

Dr Trudy started working back with us mid-2015 doing every second Saturday morning and has really enjoyed seeing so many familiar clients’ faces, and yes, even after almost ten years away, some familiar pets as well!  She now works every full day Saturday and every second Sunday and may be seen filling in during the week too as needed.

There is almost no aspect of veterinary practice that Dr Trudy does not enjoy or has not done some further studies in – dentistry, reproduction, paediatrics, dermatology, radiography, feline and canine internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, behaviour, practice management and pocket pet care – she loves it all!  Dr Trudy has shared her home with pet budgies, guinea pigs, rats, very special dogs and a very special cat over the years.  Dr Trudys’ husband who has been with her since first year Uni, shares her with her tropical fish and pet chickens but there are bound to be more new additions as the boys get older!

Ebony Sloan

Veterinary Nurse/Team Leader

Ebony began working as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015. Since joining the industry she has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and also completed a Practice Management course. She has lived in Darwin, Northern Territory for 4 years of her career, continuing her love for the industry. She is often known as the staffy loving nurse and is always eager for a cuddle with the bouncing bundles. Ebony’s main passion is surgical and hospital nursing, however she’s now decided to focus herself as Team Leader at Central Rochedale Vets and here at Rochedale Vets as well. In her spare time away from managing the two clinics she enjoys spending time with her partner and their 2 loving staffies, Leia and Jax.

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Veterinary Nurse


Jenny is one of our longest standing Staff members, having started with the surgery in 1995. Back then the clinic had only two nurses and two vets, but was a busy small practice. Over the years, as the practice has grown, Jenny has taken on a senior role to help train new staff and assist the Practice Manager with a host of administration duties.

Having seen a lot of clients’ pets from kitten/puppy hood through to their senior years, Jenny has developed a close relationship with many of our clients. She has a strong commitment to client education, and helping clients understand their role as carers so they can make the best decisions to give their pets the best possible life. In her spare time Jenny is a keen gardener and bushwalker.


Veterinary Nurse

Adam started working as a vet nurse in 2008   while studying Applied Science (vet tech) and has had various animal related jobs in that time. 

He grew up spending his school holidays on a dairy farm in NSW and has always loved working with animals.

You will see him sometimes working late Thursday nights running the puppy preschool and is especially interested in the surgeries we do and behaviour of animals.

He currently lives with a domestic short hair cat who thinks she is the apex predator of the house.

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Veterinary Nurse


For the past 13 years Bianca has been working in the Medical Research field as an Animal Technician / Research Assistant looking into various forms of Cancer in humans. Animal Ethics has always been a high priority to her during this time. For this reason she endeavoured to make sure the welfare and quality of care of the rats and mice used in the studies were at the highest standard. Bianca made a career change and is now working as a Veterinary nurse at our clinic. She is hoping her past experiences will complement her new skills while helping our larger furry friends.

When not working Bianca enjoys yoga and spending time with staffy cross ‘Bronson’. She tries to escape to the beach at every opportunity to swim, snorkel and surf.


Veterinary Nurse


Jessica joined our clinic in 2017 as a work placement student while studying the certificate IV in veterinary nursing at TAFE. She is now a permanent part of our team and is excited to continue learning in our clinic after graduating. Jessica has been interested in animals of all kinds from a very young age and has a soft spot for wildlife. She is particularly passionate about recovery nursing and loves caring for our patients here at Rochedale.

In her spare time Jessica loves to go to the beach, see a movie, go for a bushwalk and spend time with family. She also enjoys the company of her green cheeked conure, family cats, and adopted a furry friend named Louie. 


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Amber completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in June 2021, and joined our team shortly after graduating. She has a passion for dentistry, and caring for your furry friends during their visits to the clinic. Amber hopes she can expand her knowledge in assisting with surgeries with our experienced team.

She has a 2 year old West Highland White Terrier named Mac, and two budgerigars which she has adopted. In her spare time, Amber enjoys painting and other forms of craft. She also enjoys taking her cheeky Westie to the beach and to their local dog park to chase his puppy friends. 

Allison Kong

Veterinary Nurse


After working in banking and finance for 23 years, Allison was made redundant.  She could have stayed in the same industry but she was really looking for a change.  But doing what?

Allison has been a pet owner for most of her life and always looked up to the Vets and Nurses who’ve cared for her pets over the years. It was Allison’s husband that encouraged her  to become a Vet Nurse.  So in 2019 she completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, Allison has volunteered for the RSPCA at Wacol and The Animal Welfare League at Beenleigh and Daisy Hill. Allison began at Rochedale Vet as a volunteer in October 2021 and was invited to join the team in February 2022. Allison is hoping to gain more experience in surgical nursing with the help of the team at Rochedale Vet. In Allison’s spare time she enjoys travelling and going to the gym. She has a soft spot for rescue pets especially Greyhounds after having two of her own.

Chloe Kerswell

Veterinary Nurse


Chloe is currently studying her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology. She loves learning new skills within the industry and hopes to expand her knowledge in Emergency knowledge. Chloe enjoys taking her dog Jess for a walk in her spare time 

Nicole Wemyss

Veterinary Nurse


Nicole has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for the past 10 years while completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and thoroughly enjoys working in the industry. Nicole has a special interest in Surgical nursing. She shares her house with a fur family of 2 cats and a cavalier Ruby. When Nicole is not at work she enjoys taking her dog away camping and bush walking. 

Tiarne Slater

Animal Attendant


Tiarne joined our team and soon after completed her cert III in Animal Studies, July 2021. She has always had a love for small furry friends however cats have always had a special place in her heart. Tiarne loves going on road trips, reading books and spending time with her tortoiseshell cat. She is very passionate about her work here in the clinic and thoroughly enjoys spending her afternoons with us.

Krystal George

Animal Attendant


Krystal joined our team in late 2018 as our hydrobather/nurse aid and has enjoyed caring for your four legged friends. In her spare time she races Vintage Motocross and takes her labradoodle frankie for lots of walks!


Nurse Assistant


Ian has a very friendly nature and has always wanted to work with animals. We are very lucky to have Ian as our nurse assistant as he is passionate about his work and is also qualified in certificate III Companion Animal Services. In addition Ian has just completed additional studies and training in wildlife care & rehabilitation. He is always happy to help you carry your pets or help walk them to your car if you have your hands full. Ian loves his footy and loves to chat about the Broncos.




Kristy is our friendly groomer at Rochedale Vets, She has been with us for many years treating all of your pooches to gorgeous locks. Kristy strives to produce high quality grooms and enjoys getting to know each one of your furry friends individually.

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